Performance dates: Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th May
One of Agatha Christie’s finest plays, set in an isolated area of South Wales in 1958. An unexpected guest arrives at a house on a very foggy night to find a dead body in a wheelchair. The victim is Richard Warwick a very unpleasant and heartless man. Responsible for many outrageous deeds but perhaps the most dreadful one being the killing of a six year old boy whilst drunk driving, there are many people you have a reason for seeing him dead. Is it the long suffering wife or her secret lover?
Perhaps it’s the young retarded half brother who is repeatedly taunted and mentally abused by Warwick. The sinister valet and male nurse has a hidden agenda whilst the housekeeper and even his own mother have reasons to see him dead. Where does the unexpected guest fit into all this?
This play is set in true Christie style with many twists and turns. Not only a thrilling who-dunnit but the drama also has a psychological twist to it and a complete surprise ending. This play will have you on the edge of your seat and guessing who the culprit might be. There’s even touches of humour as you would expect from the pen of the Queen of Crime.
I would just like to thank everyone involved in the production of The Unexpected Guest. My friend and I are avid theatre goers and regularly attend west End and provincial plays, but we both agreed that this is one of the best productions we have seen in a long time.
The set was extremely good, the sound and lighting excellent and the calibre of the actors outstanding. Please can I ask you to pass this on to everyone concerned and thank them for an entertaining and exhilarating evening.
(Gordons Way, Oxted)